Remembering Muhammad Ali in Africa

first_imgAmerican boxing legend Muhammad Ali had a deep connection with Africa: the continent’s fighting spirit influenced his own articulate political and spiritual philosophy. Ali also fought his greatest fight in Africa – the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” – and was a close friend of Nelson Mandela, freedom fighter and another iconic boxer.Muhammad Ali, “The Greatest”, born 1942, died 2016. (Image: Wikipedia)CD AndersonAli and AfricaThere is no doubt that Ali identified strongly with Africa and its people. From an early age, as a descendant of African slaves, Ali looked to the continent to help define his unique identity and form his strong political and spiritual convictions.For Africans, Muhammad Ali’s appeal went far beyond the boxing ring: he was a strong black role model during a time when there were none, at least not as high- profile as he was.As an early champion of black consciousness, Ali’s outspokenness on war, racism and inequality made him more than just a boxer, it made him a symbol of power and hope. He inspired generations of Africans to not only take up the sport, but also to make a defiant stand against injustice.Ali, the fighter in AfricaAli in Kinshasa, Zaire. Rumble in the Jungle #RIPChamp pic.twitter.com/OjK0m9lslK— oneinonepointfour (@Shabs_i_r) June 4, 2016When Ali arrived for his fight against George Foreman in Zaire (today’s Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1974, he was greeted by thousands as a returning African son.Throughout his time in the country, he was followed everywhere by adoring fans, including youngsters chanting what would become Ali’s unofficial African fight song: “Ali Bomaye!”The fight itself was a spectacle, a down-to-the-wire battle between the era’s best fighters inside a brutally hot Kinshasa stadium filled to the brim with over 60 000 people. Ali and Foreman both gave as good as each got, but it was Ali who triumphed with one of his trademark knockout blows in the eighth round to conclude what many call “the greatest sporting event of the 20th century”.The fight and Ali’s trip to Africa became the basis for a number of films, including Michael Mann’s Ali, starring Will Smith as Ali. It was also celebrated in literary works, such as Norman Mailer’s The Fight, and by other great sport writers of the era, including George Plimpton and Hunter S Thompson.The Rumble in the Jungle brought Africa to a worldwide audience for the first time in the modern era, all helped by the iconic status of Ali.Ali and MandelaNelson Mandela, a former boxer himself, had always been a big fan of Muhammad Ali, calling him his personal hero and keeping a photo of Ali in his office as inspiration. The feeling was mutual. When Mandela was released from prison Ali rushed to meet him, calling him a “fellow freedom fighter, both in and out the ring”.Upon Mandela’s release Ali travelled to South Africa to greet his brother; a freedom fighter in&out of the ring too. pic.twitter.com/Y8j4g7rGzy— Beauty’sOnlySkinDeep (@BlackPearlMoi) June 5, 2016The two met regularly over the years, and together used their influence as living legends to draw attention to many shared charitable causes – including HIV/Aids and poverty awareness – as well as to strengthen Africa’s presence in the rest of the world.Nelson Mandela kept a photo of Muhammad Ali on his desk. He was Mandela’s hero, says the Mandela Foundation pic.twitter.com/0etqMUuU8p— Shreeya Sinha (@ShreeyaSinha) June 4, 2016On the day Mandela died in 2013, Ali eulogised him as “a man whose heart, soul and spirit could not be contained or restrained by racial and economic injustices, metal bars or the burden of hate and revenge. He taught us forgiveness on a grand scale.”Source: Wikipedia Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour – Day 2

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Presented by AgXploreSee Day 1 results from the Farm Journal Midwest Crop TourSee Day 3 results from the Farm Journal Midwest Crop TourSee Day 4 results from the Farm Journal Midwest Crop TourFinal results for the entire eastern leg of this year’s Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour for Indiana.Corn – 171.23 Bushels to the Acre Soybeans – 1168.78 Pods in a 3 x 3 foot square Today is my annual ride along with Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete. We have gotten to know each other pretty well over the past 6 years and he does an incredible job making sure this Eastern Leg of the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour goes off without a hitch. We have had many one-of-a-kind experiences over the year, including a great hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint (that I hope is still open and on our route today), doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the middle of a corn field and almost getting killed by a train. Okay, so it wasn’t really that close but the story gets better every year. We have scouts from England and Rotterdam with us today. 3:25 p.m.This is our last stop of the day in McLean County, Illinois and this should be some of the best numbers we will see on the tour because the soil is prime here, but those high numbers will not be seen this year. The ear count was small and the ears continue to shorter than what we have seen earlier in the day. As you can see by the picture, this field was crispy and firing heavily well inside of the field. Our yield estimate is only at 146 bushels. Soybeans here were very level and looked like carpet. Very clean and very healthy. This pod county was 1248, which was just below our route’s Illinois average.McClean County, IllinoisMcClean County, IllinoisMcClean County, Illinois2:13 p.m.Livingston County, Illnois for this stop and ear population was very low here, but the outstanding ears will give us a yield of 186 for this field. Soybeans were very healthy in the field across the road and each plant had a least 50 pods on them. Pod count here was 1344 in a 3 foot square.Livingston County, IlinoisLivingston County, Ilinois1:45 p.m.After a great lunch at The Humble Hog in Paxton, Illinois we are back at it in Ford County, Illinois where we saw our first field dicamba drift damage. It was mostly on the outer rows and the beans are looking alright for now. Our pod count in a 3 x 3 foot square was 1656. The corn was pretty standard for what we have seen today, with little disease pressure. Our samples had a 14 around average for our yield calc was 161. Ford County, IllinoisFord County, IllinoisFord County, Illinois12:10 p.m.We are seeing more evidence of a dry growing season here. Zipper ears and a low population will hurt this field this year. There is a heavy aphid infestation here as well as seen on one of the scout’s shirt. This farmer replanted in some areas of the field we were in but none of our sample ears came from those later planted stalks. Our yield number here is 142. Soybeans were podded well and 1194 is our 3 x 3 pod count here.Vermillion County, IllinoisVermillion County, Illinois11:34 a.m.We wondered if this corn was firing badly or just wrapping up production and the answer was a little of both. We talked with some area growers here in Iroquois County, Illinois and the big rain they got over the last day was too much too late. Corn here is showing what they told us. Things were dry here early in the growing season and corn and soybeans. This caused corn ear pops to be very low and even though these ears were impressive, there just weren’t enough of them here. Our yield for this corn was 92 bushels to the acre. Soybeans were pretty decent and the plants had many pods on a bushy stalk. I did notice quite a few 2-bean pods which would also be due to lack of rain during a critical part of the growing stage. Our pod count was 1382 in a 3 foot square.Iroquois County, IllinoisIroquois County, IllinoisIroquois County, IllinoisIroquois County, Illinois10:25 a.m.This will be our last county in Indiana and we will do two stops here in Warren County. A ton of rain has fallen here as we are seeing standing water everywhere. Hearing up to 5 inches in the last 24 hours in this area. This field gave us a run for our money with 15 inch rows which, on a rainy day with muddy shoes is a whole lot of fun. Ear count was solid for narrow rows and this field was close to denting. This will be the highest yield I have seen on tour at 226 bushels per acre. Soybeans were better here than we have seen all day. Podded early and often here and the rain we are seeing today will only benefit. Our 3 x 3 square foot pod count was 1236.Warren County, IndianaWarren County, Indiana9:21 a.m.Once again, we are seeing decent ear counts in corn fields in this part of Indiana. We are in Tippecanoe County currently. The lengths of the ears and tip back are not helping get yield numbers to where farmers here are used to. Our guess here is at 151. The beans were very young and planted into wheat stubble. This will bring the pod count down dramatically, but there is still lots of potential in this field and this rain is certainly helping here. Our pod count was 343 in a 3 x 3 square.Tippecanoe County, IndianaTippecanoe County, IndianaTippecanoe County, IndianaTippecanoe County, Indiana8:52 a.m.Still in Clinton County, Indiana and stalk quality was a major issue here. Some downed trees in the area is telling us that some wind has come through here recently and this corn field could not handle it. If another strong system gets here more stalks will topple as a result. Our yield calc here is 133. The soybeans were very wavy here, but the pod count was the highest we have seen so far on Day 2. Rain is falling here and the soils were very wet. That gave us a better look at the root system. Our 3 by 3 foot area pod count was 998.Clinton County, IndianaClinton County, IndianaClinton County, Indiana8:05 a.m.This corn is farther along and starting to dent here in Clinton County, Indiana. These ears were heavier than I have seen so far on tour and every ear was 16 around and our yield was at 210 bushel to the acre. Soybeans had a few skips in the area of the field we ended up in and pod count was just okay per plant we sampled. Our pod count in a 3 x 3 square was 768.Clinton County, IndianaClinton County, Indiana7:30 a.mTook a while to get out of town and find some fields in this highly developed part of Hamilton County, Indiana. This corn still have some time to get to dent, but the uniformity here was noticeable compared to yesterday and skips were rare here. Ear length hurt here with one at 4 1/2 inches long. Our yield guess is 155. Soybeans were healthy with very little disease or insect pressure. Dirt here was dry and although we have rain on the radar all around us, we are not wet yet. Our pod count in a 3 by 3 foot square was 929.Hamilton County, IndianaHamilton County, IndianaHamilton County, IndianaHamilton County, Indianalast_img read more

LSGH completes improbable climb, upsets Mapua for first crown

first_imgIt was the first title for LSGH since joining the league in 1998.Coach Marvin Bienvenida dedicated the victory to the long list of players and coaches who were involved in the program from the start.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We joined the NCAA in 1998 and for all the players who played since 1998 until today, this is for them,” Bienvenida said, after his wards unseated the Cardinals.Cagulangan, the 5-foot-9 playmaker, once again made the biggest impact by nailing two free throws with under a minute left to put the Junior Blazers ahead to stay. LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The performance capped an impressive three weeks for Cagulangan, who almost singlehandedly carried LSGH to wins against San Beda in the semifinals and against Mapua in the finals opener.The Junior Blazers dropped five of their last six games in the elimination round, before bundling out San Sebastian College-Recoletos in a playoff for the No. 4 seed. Joshua David and Joel Cagulangan sparkled down the stretch as College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills stunned top seed and defending champion Mapua, 75-74, to capture its first NCAA juniors basketball crown on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.David finished with 27 points, while Cagulangan dished out an all-around game of 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Junior Blazers completed a stunning climb to the top, after nearly missing out on the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justicecenter_img Reyes lauds Gilas composure vs ‘skilled, talented’ Japanese Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

Kimi Raikkonen silences critics with US GP win: Great day to prove some people wrong

first_imgThe last time Kimi Raikkonen stood on top of a Formula One podium, Lewis Hamilton had just joined Mercedes with one championship to his name and Sebastian Vettel was riding high with Red Bull.The 39-year-old Finn’s victory for Ferrari in Sunday’s US Grand Prix ended a winless run of 113 races dating back to victory with Lotus in Australia in March 2013.In the 2,044 days since then, Lotus have disappeared, taken over by Renault, and Hamilton is on the brink of celebrating his fifth championship.US Grand Prix: Raikkonen grabs first win in 2044 days to delay Hamilton’s title partyWhile Italian Riccardo Patrese waited six years and seven months and 99 races between his 1983 South African Grand Prix victory and 1990 San Marino win, Raikkonen has set a record for most races between wins.It may well prove to be his last, but such thoughts were for another time.”I’m proving (to) people certain things. I might be getting older but it’s not too bad still,” said the 2007 world champion, who is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season to join Sauber, the team he started out with in 2001.”It was a great day to prove some people wrong and having a good race but it doesn’t really change anything for me. It’s just a number. Life goes on.”Look at that grin! #USGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/EdkhKDMmliFormula 1 (@F1) October 22, 2018Raikkonen is now Formula One’s oldest race winner since Britain’s Nigel Mansell triumphed at the age of 41 in Australia in 1994.advertisementSunday was his 21st, and 10th for Ferrari.He did not have a family last time round either and he looked forward to going home with something new to show his children.”They probably fall asleep during the race but the wife probably looked at it,” he said.”I’m more than happy for all of us. It’s nice to win again – but like I said, it doesn’t change my life or they don’t look at me differently.”Raikkonen was helped by Vettel, now his Ferrari team mate and title contender, being handed a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow sufficiently in practice, a sanction that dropped him to fifth and lifted the Finn to the front row.So, here it is…The Iceman’s winning moment #USGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/c0E9uUzjUWFormula 1 (@F1) October 21, 2018He made the most of the start, leading Hamilton into the first corner and stayed in front thanks to having a better tyre strategy than his Mercedes rival and Vettel being too far behind to have to swap places.”He did a great job today. No mistakes, he had a great start and managed it all the way,” said Hamilton at the post-race news conference.”Performance-wise we were definitely off this weekend but I think Kimi’s given me a lot of confidence, so that I can keep getting better,” added the 33-year-old Briton. “He’s 38? 39?””Next year 40,” replied a smiling Raikkonen. “I’ll invite you to the party.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Bengal outclass Chhattisgarh, Karnataka win 6th match on the trot

first_imgBengal put up an all-round show to prevail over Chhattisgarh by 26 runs and register their second successive win, that kept alive their Super League hopes in Group D of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament on Thursday.Abhimanyu Easwaran top-scored with a 41-ball 59 (3x4s, 2x6s) while skipper Manoj Tiwary struck a quickfire 42 from 27 balls, studded with three sixes to help Bengal post a stiff 188 for four after being put into bat at the DRIEMS Ground in Tangi.Fresh from his century against Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday, Wriddhiman Saha failed to make it big, getting out for 26 but after his departure Tiwary along with his deputy Abhimanyu put on 86 runs in quick time to take Bengal ahead.Later, it was some power hitting by Vivek Singh (30 not out from 18 balls; 3×4, 1×6) and Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (13 not out from nine balls) that propped up Bengal’s total with the duo notching up 39 runs in last three overs.In reply, Sayan Ghosh (4/32) bowled brilliantly at the death while Ishan Porel (3/25) grabbed the top three, which included the wicket of Chhattisgarh captain Harpreet Singh (54 from 36 balls; 3x4s, 4x6s) to restrict their opponents to 162 for nine.Ashok Dinda grabbed 2 for 34 as the Bengal pace trio shared nine wickets between them to seal their fourth win.With two matches to go, Bengal (16) remained on the second spot ahead of Haryana (16) on net-run rate.Karnataka, on the other hand, remained firmly at the top of the table with 24 points after their sixth win on the trot when they hammered hosts Odisha by 51 runs at the Barabati Stadium here.advertisementOpener Rohan Kadam cracked his third half-century of the tournament in a 59-ball 89 (10x4s, 2x6s) to take Karnataka to a challenging 155 for nine after being sent in.Wickets kept on falling around him but Kadam held his fort and batted till the final over to lead his side to a winning total.In reply, Odisha batsmen put up a sloppy display and failed to get going to be bundled out for 104 in 18.1 overs with leg-spinner KC Cariappa (4/15) and medium pacer V Koushik (3/8) inflicting bulk of the damage.Brief Scores:At Barabati Stadium: Assam 80/9 in 15 overs (Sumit Kumar 4/20) lost to Haryana 81/3 in 8.4 overs (Yashu Sharma 26) by seven wickets.Karnataka 155/9 in 20 overs (Rohan Kadam 89; Biplab Samantray 2/10, Pappu Roy 2/21) beat Odisha 104 in 18.1 overs (Suryakant Pradhan 32; KC Cariappa 4/15, V Koushik 3/8, Jagadeesha Suchith 2/27) by 51 runs.At DRIEMS Ground: Bengal 188/4 in 20 overs (Abhimanyu Easwaran 59, Manoj Tiwary 42, Vivek Singh 30 not out; Shivendra Singh 2/28) beat Chhattisgarh 162/9 in 20 overs (Harpreet Singh 54, Amandeep Khare 30; Sayan Ghosh 4/32) by 26 runs.Mizoram 122/8 in 20 overs (Taruwar Kohli 52; Akhilesh Sahani 4/35) lost to Arunachal Pradesh 125/2; in 11.4 overs (Samarth Seth 66 not out) by eight wickets.Also Watch:last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd manager Solskjaer fears the worst for Rashford injury

first_imgMan Utd manager Solskjaer fears the worst for Rashford injuryby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer is worried Marcus Rashford could be sidelined after injuring his groin in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to West Ham United.The England international was substituted after 60 minutes when he suffered a muscle injury.”We have got to scan him tomorrow,” Solskjaer said after the match.”He felt his groin. So he will probably be out for a little while. I can update you later when I know a little more.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Pair of new coaches to dot Buckeyes sidelines

(Left) Former Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson is reported to be coming to OSU as a defensive coach. Courtesy of The Daily Collegiate Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash is reported to be coming to OSU as a defensive coach. Courtesy of Arkansas Athletic DepartmentOhio State coach Urban Meyer has been known to be a quick worker on the recruiting trail when it comes to student-athletes.It looks like the same could be said about coaches.According to separate reports by “Sports Illustrated” writer Pete Thamel, Meyer snatched up two defensive coaches within 13 hours — Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash and former Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson.An OSU spokesman told The Lantern in separate emails Tuesday that he did not “have any information (to) share at this time” regarding the reports, which were released about Johnson and Ash late Monday night and Tuesday at about noon, respectively.Ash is set to fill the void of former OSU co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Everett Withers, who was announced as the next head coach at James Madison University Dec. 20. Johnson is slated to replace former defensive line coach Mike Vrabel, who announced that he was leaving OSU for a job with the NFL’s Houston Texans via Twitter Thursday. Vrabel’s move comes after Houston announced the hiring of its new head coach, former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien, Jan. 3.Ash came to Arkansas before this past season with Razorback coach Bret Bielema, whom he coached with the three years prior at Wisconsin, helping lead the Badgers to consecutive Rose Bowls from 2011-13.Bielema posted a statement to Twitter via his account, @BretBielema, Tuesday about coaching changes, but did not specifically mention Ash’s name.“Have always felt transition on my staff has allowed us to get even better. Have had success hiring right people and will again. #woopig #1-0,” Bielema’s initial tweet read, sent at 1 p.m Tuesday.He followed it with another tweet 12 minutes later.“Very happy for former coaches that decide to move to new challenges, the respect our staff gets nationally will continue to grow. #woopig,” the tweet read.At Arkansas, Ash made $550,000, according to the USA TODAY coaches’ salaries database. In his second and final year at OSU, Ash’s predecessor, Withers, earned $585,000.The Razorback defense finished ranked 73rd in passing defense during the team’s 3-9 campaign in 2013, giving up an average of 235 yards per game. OSU’s pass defense finished ranked 112th in the country, giving up an average of 268 yards per game.Johnson spent the last 19 years in State College, Pa., coaching the defensive line for the last 15 seasons. At Penn State, he groomed a total of seven first team All-Americans, including the top pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, defensive end Courtney Brown. Johnson’s salary was not available on the USA TODAY coaches database, but in his final year at OSU, Vrabel’s base salary was $291,004.According to PennLive, Johnson was offered to stay as the defensive line coach at Penn State by James Franklin — who was officially hired as the Nittany Lion head coach Saturday — but declined.The new faces on the OSU defensive staff look to strengthen a unit that has digressed in Meyer’s two year tenure. The Buckeyes finished with the 19th best defense in 2011 — the year before Meyer arrived — 34th in 2012 and 47th overall this past season.The Buckeyes are set to kick off their 2014 campaign Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

Roma vs Barcelona Iniesta Alba and Umtiti to return

first_imgErnesto Valverde looks set to be faced with a selection headache, as Barcelona head into their second leg against AS Roma with a comfortable 4-1 advantage at the Stadio OlimpicoThe unbeaten La Liga leaders will have to make do without €160m January signing Philippe Coutinho, who is ineligible due to having already played in the Champions League for Liverpool this season.While Sergio Busquests remains a doubt after limping off with a fractured toe during their Round of 16 clash against Chelsea. The midfielder had trained alone last week, but remains a doubtful for the return leg against Roma with Paulinho expected to partner Ivan Rakitic in central midfield.After being rested during Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Leganes at the weekend, captain Andres Iniesta, Jordi Alba and Samuel Umtiti are expected to be recalled by Valverde as the Catalan giants look to make the semi-finals of the Champions League for a 11th time.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Expected Line-UpsRoma: Alisson Becker; Bruno Peres, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Florenzi, Džeko, El Shaarawy Out: Karsdorp (knee), Perotti (calf) Doubtful: Ünder (knee) Misses next match if booked: Manolas, PerottiBarcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Paulinho, Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Suárez, Messi Out: Digne (hamstring) Misses next match if booked: Sergi Roberto(Data obtained by UEFA)last_img read more

Sane has confirmed the birth of his daughter

first_imgLeroy Sane has announced his partner has given birth to a daughter after leaving the German squad to witness the delivery.Sane, 22, left Die Mannschaft camp on Friday after meeting with coach Joachim Low, with the German Football Association (DFB) citing “personal reasons”.Although there were initial reports that the reason could be a rift between him and Low but the German press later made it clear the pacy winger was expecting a baby.”Mother and child are doing fine. ???” https://t.co/aFnGkvnDyd— Manchester City News (@ManCityMEN) September 8, 2018Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The former Schalke forward equally thanked Joachim Low for allowing him to be present for the birth of his daughter, who has been named Rio Stella.“Incredibly happy to let you know about the birth of my daughter last night,” he tweeted on Saturday. “Mother and child are doing fine.“Special thank you to Germany and my coach Jogi Low for letting me leave to be at my daughter’s birth. Of course, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the team tomorrow!”Sane’s daughter has been named Rio Stella, his father Souleymane Sane told Bild.Germany will face Peru in a friendly match on Sunday.last_img read more

Zach Galifianakis admits that he once stole and wore Justin Biebers underwear

first_img“So, we walk up to my bedroom, my sister and my niece, and I go, ‘I’ve been saving these for you,'” Zach revealed. Turns out the surprise didn’t go well because his niece certainly didn’t appreciate the gift. “The look on my niece’s face,” Galifianakis said, laughing. “She did not accept it, she was not into it at all, which I’m glad that she wasn’t.” We wonder what Mr Bieber has to say about all this.Currently, Bieber is in the middle of planning his second and official wedding with Hailey Baldwin. “Hailey is working with a planner,” the source revealed to PEOPLE earlier this month. “They are both excited.” On David Letterman’s Netflix show as Zach Galifianakis made his appearance, he explained how he once stole Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber’s underwear and wearing them! On My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Galifianakis spoke about how he didn’t have an extra pair of underwear on him and hence did what had to be done.”We had a trailer for the guests and he was done with his,” the actor said. “So, I go to his trailer to get the stuff off me. He’s gone. Anyway, I didn’t have any underwear. I didn’t bring underwear, I brought pants and a shirt, but I forgot to bring extra underwear. I can’t wear this underwear.” The incident took place back in 2013 when the two celebrities filmed an episode of Galifianakis’ talk show, Between Two Ferns.Zach further added, “So, I see a pair of underwear in the corner,” with Letterman, 72, cutting in, “Assuming it belongs to Mr Bieber.” Galifianakis replied, “Well, I needed a pair of underwear. But the fact that it was his probably was more interesting. I put them on. Then I started thinking about it. A lot of levels, it’s wrong.” Turns out the actor retained the underwear for years because “I have nieces”. He basically planned on presenting his nieces with the singer’s underwear.last_img read more